Keith J. Masback
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Masback is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). As CEO, he is responsible for carrying out the Foundation’s mission of promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a GEOINT Community among government, industry, academic, professional organizations and individuals whose mission focus is the development and application of geospatial intelligence to address national security objectives.
Prior to joining USGIF, Mr. Masback spent a combined 20 years as an officer in the U.S. Army, and in the government civilian service, culminating as a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). He held a variety of positions at NGA primarily focused on strategic planning and programming. Most recently, he served as the Director, Source Operations Group where he was responsible for tasking the Nation’s overhead GEOINT collection assets. Prior to his service at NGA, he was a senior executive civilian on the Army Staff, responsible for planning the future of Army Intelligence and serving as the Army’s first Director of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Integration.
Mr. Masback began his professional career in the U.S. Army, serving as an Infantry officer in the Berlin Brigade and as a Military Intelligence officer at XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C., and on the Army Staff at the Pentagon.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Gettysburg College. He completed the Post-Graduate Intelligence Program at the National Defense Intelligence College. He has also completed executive education at the Kellogg School, Northwestern University and the Elliott School, George Washington University.
Mr. Masback grew up in White Plains, NY. He and his wife Allison have five children, Justin (18), James (17), Jeremy (15), Matthew (15), and Clara (9).